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DHL Deutsche Post has come up with an EV van based on the Ford Transit

Electrics, Frankfurt, GM, FCA - the week

18 Aug 17 | Graeme Roberts

Our scrutiny of future Jaguar SUVs and electric models drew a lot of looks this week as did news of electric Ford Transits developed with DHL Deutsche Post.


Unlike some luxury automotive brands, this one puts its name rather than a logo on the boot lid

Will Ford sieze an electric opportunity for Lincoln?

17 Aug 17 | Glenn Brooks

It has been just over a year since what Ford calls The Lincoln Motor Company was the subject of a just-auto in-depth analysis feature. China is still nowhere near being the brand's largest market but sales there are up by a staggering 92 per cent and that's even without a local manufacturing presence. With things good in the US too, it surely won't be long before Lincoln returns to being a make selling in excess of an annual 250,000 vehicles worldwide.


I-PACE concept at AutoShanghai: X590 production is due to commence in early 2018

ANALYSIS - More SUVs and an electric future for Jaguar

15 Aug 17 | Glenn Brooks

Once in danger of going the same way as Saab or Lancia, Jaguar has been brought back to life via massive infusions of cash, intelligently spent. Thanks to the success of the F-PACE, it is probably now profitable too. Such are the plans for the ongoing transformation of the leaping cat brand, Jaguar's reinvention is really only just beginning.


Nissan is selling off its EV battery operations

Future models, Toyota waistlines, diesel deals - the week

11 Aug 17 | Graeme Roberts

Our 'future models' analysis is always popular and, this week, we put Land Rover and Range Rover SUVs for the 2020s - not that far away - under the microscope. We talked connected car user experience with Harman and I, having fired a heap of flak at Toyota stylists over their (cars') waistlines, was put thoroughly in my place by my own traitorous kids.


Select DYNAMIC mode and the air suspension lowers the body to this level

How 900Nm and 48V make the Audi SQ7 TDI epic

11 Aug 17 | Glenn Brooks

In the words of a friend who owns a Golf GTD and is a long time fan of multiple Volkswagen Group models, driving the Audi SQ7 would have to be "like propelling a municipal building at lightspeed". Is three times the torque output of most small diesel engines necessary, though?


Velar production is now underway in Solihull

ANALYSIS - Land Rover and Range Rover SUVs for the 2020s

9 Aug 17 | Glenn Brooks

Land Rover is both the vehicle volume and profits powerhouse of not only JLR but Tata Motors Limited too. Thanks to a spark of genius which saw the L538 project take on Range Rover branding and pricing, what became the Evoque changed everything for Land Rover. Now comes the hard bit: new generations of the Evoque, Sport and Range Rover are being developed. Can Land Rover remain TML's biggest money spinner?


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GM confirms investment in southern Brazil

18 Aug 2017 | Fernando Calmon

General Motors will spend BRL1.4bn/US$430m on its Gravataí plant in state of Rio Grande do Sul.


Will Daimler and BMW combine car sharing services?

18 Aug 2017 | Chris Wright

Daimler and BMW are rumoured to be in talks to combine their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, the chief executive of car rental company and DriveNow partner Sixt hinted to the Reuters news service.


Drivers need convincing of automated car benefits - study

18 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Drivers fail to see that automated and driverless vehicles will deliver promised benefits according to a new study.


GAZ launches van production in Turkey

18 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

GAZ Group has started assembly of Gazelle Next cargo van and combi van models in Turkey.


Trelleborg to build new production facility for sealing solutions in Denmark

18 Aug 2017 | Simon Warburton

Trelleborg has, through its business area Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, invested in a new production facility for sealing solutions in Denmark, relocating its current manufacturing facility in the country.


PPG opens new automotive refinish training centre in Argentina

18 Aug 2017 | Simon Warburton

PPG announced it has opened a new 300 sq m training centre for automotive refinish professionals in Pillar, Argentina.

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